The Jockey Club Round Table Conference On Matters Pertaining ...

The Jockey Club Round Table Conference On Matters Pertaining ...

Dr. Rick Arthur Equine Medical Director California Horse Racing Board Total Starts per Starter 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

50 % Reduction in 35 Years 1965 1970 1995 2000 1975 1980 1985 1999 California v. New York

May 2, 2001 70 60 50 40 30 20 10

0 0 24 mo. California 12 mo. New York Average Years Raced 4 3.5

2.94 Years 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 Attrition rate is ~3% per month 1965 1990

1970 1995 1975 1980 1985 Wastage Overall loss in all Thoroughbred racing is ~ 3% of its Horses are lost per month 72,729 Starters in 2006 3% X 72,729 @ $57,107* per horse =

$ 124,600,000 / month *Average price of a horse at auction in 2006 The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Lexington, Kentucky, October 16-17, 2006 Dr. Rick Arthur Rollin Baugh Jimmy Bell Ed Bowen Paul Bowlinger Dr. Larry Bramlage Doug Bredar Dr. Tom Brokken

Bill Casner Ron Charles Andrew Chesser Bob Curran Bob Duncan Dan Fick Jackie Flint Georganne Hale Dell Hancock Seth Hancock John Harris Peggy Hendershot Dr. Ted Hill Kristin Hix

Emily Holmes Dr. Gary Lavin Dick Mandella Chris McCarron Dr. Wayne McIlwraith Dan Metzger Nick Nicholson Dr. Karin Opacich Dr. Mick Peterson Dr. Hiram Polk Thomas R. Robbins Geoffery Russell Dr. Mary Scollay Mike Smith

Gary Stevens Dr. Sue Stover Mitch Taylor Tom Ventura Frank "Scoop" Vessels Ed Vomacka Ric Waldman John Ward Dr. Scot Waterman Jesse Wigington Bayne Welker Eual Wyatt On-Track Injury

Reporting Committee Primary Objective: Development of a National Injury Reporting and Surveillance System Dr. Mary Scollay Remi Bellocq Dr. Larry Bramlage Dr. Ted Hill Dr. Scot Waterman Kristin Hix Sally Baker Dr. Rick Arthur Lynn Hovda Christine White Brad Kimbrell

Denny Oelschlager Karin Opacich David Haydon Carl Hamilton Dan Fick Lynn Hovda Dr. Liz Santschi Bold denotes committee chair Horse identification (optional) Horse-specific information

Injury-specific information Racing Injuries High profile events Training Injuries Low profile events Education & Licensing Committee Primary Objective: Institute Education and Exam Requirements for Licensees

Paul Bowlinger Dan Metzger Kent Stirling Mitch Taylor Richard Mandella Ed Halpren John Ward Dr. Reid McLellan Chris McCarron John Harris Cathy McNeely Meghan Blankenship Robert Duncan Stephanie Preston

Dan Fick Tom Robbins Erin Owens-Hall Bold denotes committee chair Hoof Care & Shoeing Committee Primary Objective: Address the Negative Issues Surrounding Hoof Care Bill Casner Dr. Sue Stover Mitch Taylor John Harris Richard Mandella Todd Pletcher Dr. Scott Stanley

Steve Norman Dan Metzger Dr. Mick Peterson Dr. Rob Gillette Richard Shapiro Dr. Rick Arthur Dr. Wayne McIlwraith Bob Elliston Denny Oelchlager Ed Bowen Andrew Chesser Chris McCarron Dan Fick Gary Stevens

Kimberly Brown Bold denotes committee chair Toe Grab Entrance As the toe enters the surface, the toe caulk acts as a wall, compacting the surface material in front of it, impeding the slide phase

At the same time the hoof is compacting the surface material below it. The distal leg continues its forward momentum. CUSHION BASE Source: 2007. Abnormal Forces Associated with Toe Grab Horse Shoes, Rob Gillette, DVM, MSE; Mick Peterson, Ph.D.; Raoul Reiser, Ph.D. Racing Surfaces Committee Primary Objective: Safer Racing Surfaces

throughout the Country Dr. Wayne McIlwraith Dr. Mick Peterson Dr. Rob Gillette Nick Nicholson Dr. Jeff Blea Bill Casner Ed Bowen Dan Fick Steve Wood Dr. Sue Stover Dennis Moore Bob Elliston Dan Coon

Chris McCarron Stephen Guise Ian Pearse Michael DePew Bold denotes committee chair Consistent depth to base Base drops Del Mar Main Track Racing Fatalities First 24 Days 2006 & 2007 8 7 7

6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 2006 2007 Durability Index Committee

Primary Objective: Encourage Breeding of Horses with Longer Racing Careers Ed Bowen Mark Adkins Dr. Hiram Polk Ray Paulick Mark Simon Ric Waldman Carl Hamilton John Bell IV Rollin Baugh Kimberly Brown Bold denotes committee chair

Racing Office & Conditions Committee Primary Objective: To Increase Race Entries Eual Wyatt Ed Vomacka Doug Bredar John Ward Richard Mandella Ed Halpren Tom Robbins Sal Sinatra Sam Shelton Georganne Hale

John Harris Mike Antifantis Ed Bowen Dan Fick Christine White Bold denotes committee chair Health & Medical Records Committee Primary Objective: To Develop and Maintain a Health, Medical and Injury Record-Keeping System Dr. Rick Arthur Dr. Larry Bramlage Dr. Tom Brokken Nick Nicholson

David Foley Amy Owens Ed Bowen Dr. Wayne McIllwraith Dan Metzger Bold denotes committee chair Health & Medical Records Committee

Equine medical records Guidelines for pre- and post-race inspection Medical passport with microchip technology Equine injury statistics Uniform and meaningful penalty guidelines Anabolic Steroid Regulation Anabolic Steroid Regulation All anabolic steroids have been reclassified by the RCI to Class II or III: Except: Boldenone (Equipoise),Stanazolol (Winstrol-V) &Testosterone All anabolic steroids will be reclassified as Class

II or III violations as soon as a national consensus is developed

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